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The Galileo Connection,9780877845003

The Galileo Connection

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/1/1986
Publisher(s): INGRAM


The church disagreed with Galileo. That set off a controversy that rages on today. The passion remains but the issues have changed and the arguments have become more complex. Do miracles conflict with scientific laws? How did the universe begin? Does the creation story in Genesis conflict with evolution?Hummel sets these controversies in historical perspective by telling the fascinating stories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton. Through their eyes we see how science flourished and floundered under the influence fo the church, setting the scene for modern conflicts.Then Hummel turns to the Bible, discussing its relationship to science, the place of miracles and the biblical account of the origin of the universe. His treatment of modern controversies is respected and fair-minded. Yet he does not hesitate to criticize the views of others and argue for his own.

Table of Contents

Prolog: The Trial
The Scientific Perspective
Greek Science: Aristotle & Archimedes
Copernicus: Sun & Earth
Kepler: Planetary Orbits
Galileo: Physics and Astronomy
Galileo: Science and Theology
Newton: Universal Gravitiation
Modern Science: A New Perspective
The Biblical Perspective
Interpreting the Bible
Miracles and Scientific Laws
Genesis One: Origin of the Universe
Conflicts and Reconciliation
A Changing World: Geology and Biology
The Creation-Science Controversy
Connections: Theology and Science
Epilog: Blaise Pascal: Christian and Scientist
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